Monthly Archives: September 2022

Conference Board Leading Economic Index; August, 2022

New York, September 22, 2022…The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. decreased by 0.3 percent in August 2022 to 116.2 (2016=100), after declining by 0.5 percent in July. The LEI fell 2.7 percent over the six-month period between February … Continue reading

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United States individual total debt balances; July 2022

Following from the New York Fed quarterly report on household debt and credit. Total household debt rose $312 billion, or 2 percent, in the second quarter of 2022 to reach $16.15 trillion, according to the latest Quarterly Report on Household Debt and … Continue reading

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National new home construction metrics; August 2022

September 20, 2022 ‐ The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for August 2022: Building PermitsPrivately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in August were at … Continue reading

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CoreLogic analysis of combined rent and house price appreciation for top US metro areas.

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Conference Board Employment Trends Index; August, 2022

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in August to 119.06, up from an upwardly revised 118.20 in July 2022. The Employment Trends Index is a leading composite index for employment. When the index increases, employment is likely to … Continue reading

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Conference Board commentary on August, 2022 jobs report.

Commentary on today’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report by Frank Steemers, Senior Economist, The Conference Board Today’s jobs report showed solid job growth, with 315,000 jobs added in August 2022, after an increase of 526,000 jobs in … Continue reading

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